18/12/2017 04:02 PM
Green Lane Cottage Potager
Potager – definition: The traditional kitchen garden, also known as a potager (in French, jardin potager) is a space separate from the rest of the residential garden – the ornamental plants and lawn areas.
The kitchen garden may serve as the central feature of an ornamental, all-season landscape, or it may be little more than a humble vegetable plot. It is a source of herbs, vegetables and fruits, but it is often also a structured garden space with a design based on repetitive geometric patterns.
The kitchen garden has year-round visual appeal and can incorporate permanent perennials or woody shrub plantings around (or among) the annuals.
Designer: Mrs P Eagleton
Landscaper: Ian Day, earthstonelandscapes.co.ukClient Brief
The brief was to create a fruit and vegetable garden, based on the raised bed system, using quality long lasting materials that would need to be functional and aesthetically pleasing.
As well as being a place to sit and quietly enjoy views of the existing garden, the potager was required to supply the house with a variety of fruit, vegetables and cut flowers throughout the year.
Jacksons Jakcured treated timber products were the obvious choice for this project. As well as being supplied by a local well established company, they are also backed up by a 25 year guarantee and would instantly merge into the rural surroundings, mellowing further with age.
List of Jackson materials used on this project:-1. Sleepers
2. Heavy duty panel posts
3. Containing boards
4. Pointed pegs
5. Slotted Jakposts (Compost bins)
6. Splash boards “ “
7. Timber bollards (Rabbit proof fencing)
8. Machine round stakes “ “
9. Struts “ “
10. Anchor stakes “ “
11. galvanised wire netting “ “
12. Gate posts
13. Gates (bespoke)
14. Tree Stakes
15. galvanised eye bolts (Fruit tree supports)
16. Mild Steel galvanised plain wire “ “
Go to the gallery to see more of the Potager garden